British news correspondent, television personality and radio presenter Clare Balding born in 1971 presently works as anchor cum presenter. She currently serves for BBC sports, BT sports, Channel 4 and even hosts news show Good Morning Sunday which is air on BBC Radio 2.
Moving to her early life, she is the daughter of horse trainer father Ian Balding and she started schooling from Downe House where she studied with comedian head girl Miranda Hart. Later, she got into English in Newnham College after being rejected for law in Christ’s College. In her college, she was in the post of president of Cambridge union society in 1992. Later when she was Champion Lady Rider and jockey, eating disorder problem was seen on her in 1990s. And then after, she entered BBC Radio as intern where she presented sports news in news shows. And after one year of internship, she jumped into show royal Ascot as presenter and covered Grand National Horse racing tournament replacing Julian Wilson in the year 1997. She has record breaking coverage of five Olympic Games for BBC radio and television including summer and winter Olympic, Commonwealth game, Paralympics games and also became the lead reporter of rugby league in BBC. Later, she was offered to cover future rugby league games.
Beside this, she is also in the hosting cast of Lord Mayor’s show, trooping the color, New Year eve followed by other many programs aired in BBC. She also hosted Crufts shown in Channel four. Programs like ramblings, Saturday live program and Wimbledon are also in her hosting list. Her controversial comment about Liam Treadwell’s teeth was fully criticized as she told the teeth should be fixed with the prize money and later she had to beg apology for it. She later was seen co-hosting famous and Fearless but the show was ended due to less popularity. Then she was seen presenting biography based on British cyclist Harold Briercliffe’s cycle tour in the year 2010. She replaced Julia Bradbury for Country file as she was in temporary maternity leave until she returned in 2012. She is also seen hosting many sports program and presenting live stream of the program from the field. Later in October, she was busy in giving her views about sportswomen. Recently, she is in the post of host of BBC sports personality of the year and Good Morning Sunday on BBC radio 2 followed by other show like Britain’s Brightest, Cheltenham Festival. She was honorary elected as Officer of the Order of the British Empire due to her incredible and outstanding performance in the field of media, news. Apart from her media line, she is also an writer seen writing regular articles for many newspaper around Britain which gave her opportunity to sign a contract with Viking Press to write an biography with the name My Animals and Other Family which got published in the year 2012. She is awarded with many honors and awards due to her overall performance and service to BBC. Some of the awards that she got are sports presenter, Racing Broadcaster of the year in 2003. She awarded with many awards related to her coverage related to sports news during different period of time. Other award covers which she got from Red, Attitude magazine followed by inducting into 100 powerful women in UK in the year 2013 which was done by Women’s Hour.
Moving on to her personal life, with the height of 5 feet 7 inches, she is about to get married to her girlfriend partner Alice Arnold as she is gay in which Clare will be husband treating Alice as wife. Besides her personal life, everybody knows that she is one of the successful journalist and writer. She gives 100% dedication to her work which led her to be known as one of the most successful news reporter of her time. During her time, she served BBC along with other media group which is boon to her career. The information about her net worth or salary is not mentioned but we can assume she has retains good amount of net worth that she made from her handsome salary. She is one of the successful news reporters of BBC network.
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- January 29, 1971
- Television personality
- 6' 4" (1.93 m)
- Kingsclere, United Kingdom
- Clare Balding
- Downe House School, University of Cambridge, Newnham College, Cambridge
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